Buick Commercial with emphasis on the Windshield (Aired Fall 1954)
, Classic TV
A classic commercial for Buick, with emphasis on the winshield, and the fact the brand was becoming so popular. This aired LIVE during late 1954 on a show sponsored by the company. The picture quality is abysmal, don't say I didn't warn you! A car fit for a king, LOL!
Run time 3 minutes 18 secondsAudio/Visual sound, color
April 1, 2010
The man in the the commercial
Jack Lescoulie, who appeared on TV quite a lot in the 50s, including the Today show. He was a terrific and memorable TV spokesman/host type back in the day.
Incidentally, the picture and sound quality of this commercial are both just fine, if you ask me. About like most decent quality kinescope videos from the 1950s.
March 29, 2010
Uh, I Uploaded This
The comes from a 59 minute kinescope of the Buick Berle show. The episode contains four commercials. This commercial has emphasis on the windshields. It was wrong, and correct, at different times. It's interesting. I do not know if safety-glass existed back then. I assume the car did feature it because I saw a Prelinger film which mentioned it from around the same era, but I could be wrong. It is in black and white.
The picture quality is beyond awful. It seems to "swim". It's so bad, it hurts.
The commercial itself is good. Not bad at all. Long? Yes, but as I said there were only four commercials during the whole show, and two of those commercials were very short.
With this commercial, Buick was obviously aiming at well-endowed car buying audiences.
Aired 21 September 1954.